Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Complex Personality

How picky are you about color? My only criteria is that it be beautiful. I chose the Autumn color way for my Oregon vest based on this image:

Here's what my knitting looks like under florescent lights, with no camera flash:

The above image is pretty true to the actual colors. They look like something you'd see in an old tapestry or rug. Very rich, but deep and dark. The pattern card at the top of the picture shows the colors as much brighter than both the web image and my knitting. It was a mystery to me how there could be such a difference, until I took a picture using my camera's flash:

Now the colors are starting to match up.

It's interesting, isn't it? I'm not disappointed in the least. This vest shows different shades for different circumstances and I think each is suited to the situation: deep colors under dark lighting, brilliant colors for brilliant lighting. I'm anxious to see what it looks like in full, natural light. It has personality, this vest.

10 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous vest! Can't wait to see more as you progress.

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  2. Barb Outside Boston9:30 pm

    Is the bottom ribbed or just stranded knitting?

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  3. i don't know how you manage to knit stranded so fast!
    It will be done in no time.

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  4. it's really beautiful laurie! and the rule about coloris—color is relative! depends on whatever is next to it, what light it's in, and whatever else your eyes have been looking at lately (what you see is not necessariily what's there—oooh, scarrry)

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  5. That vest is going to be gorgeous -- it's going to just glow in natural sunlight, and will be an heirloom! Stunning!

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  6. It's really beautiful. I love saturated colors like that.

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  7. What beautiful work that is - even if the color is a bit off from what you expected (that's happened to me several times).

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  8. Hope (Gord's wife) :D7:10 pm

    gorgeous, laurie!

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  9. Hi Hope! Thanks for stopping by!

    To Barb: it's corrugated ribbing, so there's two strands of color on every row.

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  10. You surely like a challenge, don'cha? Love most of the colourways but know what you mean about not being the same - how many times have I ordered a beautiful yarn on the strength of the website picture (sigh)...

    Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns

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